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How do you replace a senior class which included seven wrestlers who achieved All-American status over the course of their careers?  You may not be able to, but Tom Brands and staff have certainly tried, signing seven wrestlers ranked in D1CW's top-80 High School Seniors.  This year's Iowa recruiting class has a rare Eastern flavor, with National Prep Champ Mike Evans from Pennsylvania.

Iowa State has the 6th ranked recruiting class nationally. Like rival Iowa, the Cyclones were hit hard by graduation in 2010 losing six starters.  This group of six top 150 recruits may be pressed into duty sooner rather than later.  Ryak Finch, the top 119lber in the nation, comes to Ames after winning Junior Freestyle and Greco-Roman titles last summer in Fargo.

UNI's recruiting class is ranked 20th nationally. New Head Coach Doug Schwab has a talented group of incoming recruits to work with.  A pair of NHSCA Senior National Runner's-Up, Joe Latham and Levi Wolfensperger, highlights the class.  Wolfensperger was a four-time Iowa State Finalist (2x Champ) who also won the Junior National Tournament a season ago. 

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